New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwatâ€™s Z-class security is causing quite the ruckus.
After BJP leader Kailash Nath Bhatt from Rajasthan raised questions, he has now taken it to an extreme. He has resigned and announced this via facebook.
â€œMy post on Shri Bhagwat offended many within and outside the partyâ€¦so I decided to tender my resignation,â€ Bhatt said.
What was this post?
â€œI donâ€™t know why param pujya sarsanghchalak ji has been given Z-plus security and whether he has accepted it. Today the countryâ€™s security personnel themselves are not safe. Just recently, our soldiers were killed in Manipurâ€¦ Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her security
continued on page guards,â€ he wrote in Hindi. â€œGod is responsible for everybodyâ€™s security so why the fearâ€¦ Please thinkâ€¦whether this security wonâ€™t distance you from the (RSS) cadreâ€¦ Wonâ€™t this be called a status symbol? I couldnâ€™t restrain my thoughts, I am sorry for this mistake,â€ he added in his post.
He later apologised, saying he had spoken with â€œhalf and prematureâ€ knowledge. â€œAfter talking to friends and swayamsevaks, I admit my mistake. Today, some powers are trying to weaken and destabilise the nationâ€¦ therefore, the security cover to param pujya sarsanghchalak ji is extremely important in national interest,â€ he posted on Facebook.
On Wednesday, however, Bhatt sent his resignation to state party president Ashok Parnami and also posted it on Facebook. â€œIn the interest of the organisation, I am resigning from the post of state spokesperson,â€ he wrote in his resignation letter.Â